Select this if the
resistance comes from rods that
bend when pulled on, similar to
a bow. Bowflex is the most
common brand like this.
Most weight training
machines have a cable and pulley
system that attach to a weight
stack to add weight resistance
to workouts. These are
different than plated weights,
which can be removed completely
from the unit and the weights
are usually square or
Select this option if machine
uses weight plates. These are
different than weight stacks in
that the plates can be removed
completely from the machine and
the weights are usually round.
is the only type of resistance
that does not require any
additional weight or resistance
from the exercise machines.
Exercises like tricep dips,
vertical knee/leg raises, push-
ups, dips, pull-ups, lunges and
crunches are all examples of
body weight resistance. Power
Towers & Dip Stations for
example enable users to train
using their own body resistance.
A home gym is a great way to manage your exercise schedule or save on gym membership costs. We've compiled a list of all the different types of home gyms for shoppers to consider, as well as what parts of the body the machine works, and popular exercises.
When buying home exercise equipment, make sure you know the differences between features like weight based resistance or body weight resistance. Head over to our home gym buying guide to get all the details.